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We didn’t even finish reading a full sentence of Batch from Scratch’s description of their Black & Tan and we were sold at, “A layer of fudgy decadent stout brownie.”  This is the kind of snack a beer connoisseur would bake up and we’d gladly devour.  If you’re not already slobbering like a Pavlovian dog, we’d recommend finding a spittoon to rest under your lower lip for the time being.  Atop the beer brownie is a butterscotch ale ganache which then in turn is topped with crushed salted pretzels as a textural (and delicious) component.  We might not be the best bakers in the world, but we do know that if your first two ingredients are chocolate and Guinness, you’re on a good path.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.